ISCM World New Music Days

Ensemble in residence 2010

Resident ensemble at the 2010 International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) World New Music Days, Ensemble Offspring dazzled their audience with their combination of virtuosity and musical brilliance. ISCM is an international network of members from around fifty countries, devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music – the music of our time. The ISCM presents the annual ISCM World New Music Days festival which features new music from around the world, including ISCM’s members. The 2010 festival was the first in the ISCM’s 87-year history to be held in the southern hemisphere and was presented in association with the Aurora Festival of Living Music.

Click here to see Ensemble Offspring behind the secnes at ISCM

Program

The World in Sydney

Bruce Crossman (Australia) – Not Broken Bruised Reed

Paul Steenhuisen (Canada) – Copralite Culture

Gerard Grisey (France) – Talea

Jeffrey Ryan (Canada) – Burn

Alexandra Hay (New Zealand) – Parts

Christian Winther Christenson (Denmark) – A Fall From the Perfect Ground

A Wealth of Sound

Ivan Zavada (Australia/Canada) – Isolate

Kate Moore (Australia) – Sensitive Spot

Niels Ronsholdt (Denmark) – Die Wanderin

Sungii Hong (Korea) – Black Arrow
Christopher Tonkin (Australia) – In

Panayiotis Kokoras (Greece) – Morphallaxis

The Young and the Restless
Fabian Svensson (Sweden) – Two Sides
Watch video
Georgy Dorokhov (Russia) – Under Construction

Philip Glass (USA) – Music in Fifths

Braam de Toit (South Africa) – Items 1, 2, 3

Alex Pozniak (Australia) – Mercurial
Nicolas Tzortzis (Greece) – Mnesique

Stephan Thorsson (Sweden) – Shore Leave

Performers

The World in Sydney

Roland Peelman (Conductor)

Lamorna Nightingale (flute)

Jason Noble & Diana Springford 
(clarinet)
Anna McMichael & Veronique Serret (violin)
James Eccles (viola)
Geoffrey Gartner (cello)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Zubin Kanga (piano)

A Wealth of Sound

Lamorna Nightingale (flute)

Jason Noble (clarinet)

Veronique Serret 
(violin)
Geoffrey Gartner (cello)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Zubin Kanga (piano)

The Young and the Restless

Roland Peelman
 (Conductor)

Lamorna Nightingale (flute)

Jason Noble & Diana Springford 
(clarinet)
Anna McMichael & Veronique Serret (violin)
Geoffrey Gartner (cello)
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Zubin Kanga (piano)

Past Performances

Sydney
The World in Sydney – Sydney Conservatorium
, Verbrugghen Hall, 8pm Mon May 3rd, 2010
A Wealth of Sound – ABC Centre Ultimo, Eugene Goossens Hall, 5pm Tuesday May 4th, 2010
The Young and the Restless – Riverside Theatre, Parramatta, 1pm Thursday May 6th, 2010

Media & Acclaim

“World New Music Days’ resident musicians Ensemble Offspring took over with chamber music from Canada, Denmark, France and the Antipodes. The first work, Bruce Crossman’s Not Broken Bruised Reed, quickly established just how good these musicians are…The performers played not just efficiently but with real style and charisma, making newborn works all their own.”

Sydney Morning Herald

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